Student Fieldwork Projects Collection (Ohio State University)

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SFP (local)
Alternate Title
Student Ethnographic Projects (Former (previously assigned))
1960 (Date created)

The Student Fieldwork Projects Collection (SFP) at Ohio State University contains over 11,000 OSU folklore student research projects stretching back to the early 1960s, focusing on regional oral traditions (with a particular strength in contemporary and historical legends, anecdotes, jokes, and oral history), beliefs, customs, festivals, material culture, and traditional ways of living.

Creator and/or Contributor
Mullen, Patrick B (contributor), Shuman, Amy Ellen (creator)
System of Arrangement

Student Fieldwork Projects are arranged in individual folders for each student. The first 9,000 or so projects were arranged alphabetically across the collection, mixing years, instructors, and other classification factors. Since that initial batch, projects have been arranged according to the following categories: year>quarter/semester>instructor>last name>first name.

Conditions Governing Access

A number of the Student Fieldwork Projects request that pseudonyms be used for the collector as well as those mentioned in the project.

English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Folklore (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT))
Temporal Coverage
1960 (1960-present. Approximately 25-50 projects are added to the archives each year.)
Preferred Citation
Folklore Archives, Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University. Collection Name. Collector last name, Collector first name. "Folder Number."
Related Entities:
Shuman, Amy Ellen (creator)